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01-07-2014, 04:22 AM   #16
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Great shot! Thinking of the places I've been with my K5, bumps and wet and mud and hot and dusty. They don't bounce well on rocks, but neither do I.

01-07-2014, 05:43 AM   #17
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Warm was tough to achieve, but here is the result:
Great shot!

These "K-3 frosted" shots in the first post are unbelievable...
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Great shot!

These "K-3 frosted" shots in the first post are unbelievable...

Agreed
01-07-2014, 06:02 AM   #19
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DJ,

This is a real testament to your outdoorsman and photographic skills! That's a terrific picture taken in difficult conditions. Really well done.

Again we see one of the true strengths of the Pentax brand.

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Looks great.
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So between DJsponge and Heie, we have had Pentax cameras to all the extremes!
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QuoteOriginally posted by DJSponge Quote
Overnight backpacking at Mt. Rainier NP. Temps dropped to about 8 degrees, and the K-3 stayed outside all night. Threw some hand warmers on the lens to ward off the fogging on the lens (18-135wr). Zero issues all weekend!
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Wow, that is really extreme! I'm amazed the camera even functioned! Credit to Pentax!!
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Nice! I wish I'd thought of hand warmers. I used my K-7 and K-3 for star trails this weekend and both times ran into lens fogging when I hit dew point. I took about 4,700 images with my K-3 in a three-day span. It's shutter is still smoking (not literally). =O

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Hand warmers did the trick! They were good for about 6 hours


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Great pictures! Both of the iced camera and the results. But I am still afraid to take my K30 out in the rain or snow. Any "real" testing on what the extremes are that the WR bodies and lenses are capable of withstanding?

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QuoteOriginally posted by DJSponge Quote
Overnight backpacking at Mt. Rainier NP. Temps dropped to about 8 degrees, and the K-3 stayed outside all night. Threw some hand warmers on the lens to ward off the fogging on the lens (18-135wr). Zero issues all weekend!
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Outstanding photos! Can't decide if I'm more impressed with your light trails (still want to try this) or your frosty camera pictures. In any case, well done! It does give me confidence to take the camera snowshoeing (if it would ever snow again) or do some night shots. Only thing is that I've been having a tough time convincing myself to sit outside for long enough to do something like this when it's been in the high 30's F/low 40's F! I can't imagine sleeping out in such weather!
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QuoteOriginally posted by lenorehig Quote
Great pictures! Both of the iced camera and the results. But I am still afraid to take my K30 out in the rain or snow. Any "real" testing on what the extremes are that the WR bodies and lenses are capable of withstanding?

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Personally I have used my K-5 with the DA18-135 WR and DA*300 in wet Costa Rica rainforest and snowy mountains with no issues.
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Wow..that's all I can say.
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Awesome display of Pentax K-3 ruggedness. Glad I just purchased one.
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Wow.

Why all night? Was it shooting at intervals?
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